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Wii MotionPlus patent suit thrown out

A federal judge in Seattle has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nintendo of America, which claimed that the company's Wii MotionPlus peripheral violated a patent owned by Triton Tech of Texas. Originally filed way back in the prehistoric times of 2010, the lawsuit named both...

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Satoru Iwata to assume Nintendo of America CEO role

Nintendo president Saturo Iwata will assume the additional role of Nintendo of America Chief Executive Officer, overseeing NoA President and Chief Operating Officer Reggie Fils-Aime, who remains in place. The move is one of several board changes in the wake of planned retirements. The...

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Nintendo blocking EU eShop access to 18+ content during the day [update]

Nintendo has begun blocking access to Wii U eShop content rated PEGI 18+ between the hours of 3 a.m. and 11 p.m. in European territories, Eurogamer reports. This means the four-hour window from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. is the only time during which games like Assassin's Creed 3 or ZombiU can be purchased,...

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Latest PS3 challenges Wii U storage philosophy; EU, US disparity explained

The new, slimmer PS3 comes in two forms in the US, 250GB for $270 and 500GB for $300. Europe gets the 500GB model and a 12GB Flash-based system. All of these consoles support Flash storage expansion via USB, and the US version allows internal HDD replacement. The US gets two larger systems...

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Fils-Aime: Wii up to 40 million units in US, Nintendo won't abandon it

The Wii has sold 40 million units in the US, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime told investors after the Nintendo Direct Wii U conference today. Even though the Wii U is set in holiday stone with a launch on November 18, Nintendo isn't losing sight of the Wii. "We will continue to sell...

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Nintendo hires Disney vet Duncan Orrell-Jones for new network business job

Nintendo of America announced the creation of a new "senior vice president of Network Business" position this morning, and hired Duncan Orrell-Jones to staff it. Orrell-Jones will "spearhead the development and evolution of Nintendo of America's digital strategy for the company's Nintendo 3DS and...

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Watch Reggie Fils-Aime zombify Jimmy Fallon with the Wii U

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to demo the upcoming Wii U console Friday. Fils-Aime turned Fallon into a zombie (without biting!) in ZombiU and played Takamaru's Ninja Castle from Nintendo Land....

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Nintendo registers 'Super Mario 4' domain

Nintendo of America registered "supermario4.com" early this month, as discovered by an IGN reader. IGN speculates that this title could be related to the as-yet nameless side-scrolling 3DS Mario game announced late last year. Of course, Nintendo is aggressive about picking up domains for names it...

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Nintendo doesn't plan on fixing Maka Wahu track in Mario Kart 7

"Wuhu Island" may sound like an innocuous place, but it's apparently rife with dirty, dirty cheaters. And that cheating doesn't sound like it's stopping anytime soon, with Nintendo telling StickTwiddlers that the island's "Maka Wuhu" track in Mario Kart 7 won't be patched or updated to fix the...

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Zelda Flipnote animations, made by the Nintendo of America staff

What better way for the Nintendo of America staff to show its love for Zelda's 25th anniversary than to make art on the DS itself? Here's a quick roundup of some cute NoA creations for Flipnote Studio, posted to YouTube by a fan from the Nintendo Channel....

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